Haptic feedback way too light...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by lewisd25, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    Is anyone else unhappy with the strength of the haptic feedback when receiving notifications, etc? I have the haptic at max level, and I'm even using a prominent tap...I hope Apple will add more strength/duration to it in future updates.
     
  2. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

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    Admittedly I was kind of surprised at how light it is, even on full setting.

    I'm sorta getting used to it though.
     
  3. Mrsemexter macrumors member

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    When I tried it on I should have probably take off 1 link either side, but I mean I could just feel it. How much weaker is it say if you put your phone on your wrist and I vibrated?
     
  4. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    Yeah it is a bit light. I turned on the prominent haptic setting hopefully that helps
     
  5. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Wow, I had the opposite impression. It didn't feel light to me.
     
  6. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    Second gen models won't have this problem.

    Apple has to start somewhere.

    Welcome to the early adopter experience... :)
     
  7. djrm macrumors 6502

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    Sod missing out on this gem for 2nd gen. Stay with the times I say
     
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I'll see for myself over the next few days, but perhaps they set it that way knowing that any harder, people would be complaining how annoying it is to constantly get taps all day.
     
  9. Kent01 macrumors 6502

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    That and it would drain the battery faster.
     
  10. spikerules macrumors regular

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    Yes it's light for me and the setting is on max strength
     
  11. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was ok during my try on, but that was standing still. Some of the smart watches I have used are the complete opposite and are not only annoyingly too strong, but people around me can hear them vibrate.
     
  12. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    TAP Gate. Yesterday a guy posted it was amazing with directions on his ride home. He could tell the left and right.
     
  13. bms2993 macrumors regular

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    Hmm... I've heard reports from people about the haptic feedback being light. Hope this isn't an issue for most!
     
  14. 196josue macrumors regular

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    If you go in settings there's a way (I think under general) that allows for bigger "taps". I forget what the setting was called though.
     
  15. KPOM macrumors G5

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    On the other hand, it's probably easier to get used to a lighter tap than a heavier one. I still get annoyed by the iPhone vibration sometimes.
     
  16. xPad macrumors regular

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    Must be a second-batcher. :D
     
  17. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    Actually the truth be known, I find the haptic feedback on my SS pathetic.

    But like I mentioned before I'm not surprised. In fact at times I think Apple specifically does things like this to encourage us to get rid of it the moment a newer model appears.

    A time tested Apple ruse that I'm a sucker for... LOL

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    Apple takes great pleasure in justifications like this:)
     
  18. smr macrumors 6502a

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    I just think it takes some time to get used to it, or the hardware needs to bed in. I would have agreed it was too light 4 hrs ago, but now it it seems to work well. It is subtle, but just enough to get my attention.
     
  19. Munky macrumors 6502

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    The guy from daring fireball had to get a replacement review watch because his was almost nonexistent. He said it was very good once he got his replacement. This could be the problem.
     

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